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Emergency Procedures


Hurricane Preparedness

The following SUPPLIES will be necessary to protect and sustain your employees in the event that a hurricane leaves you temporarily stranded in the office building:

  • Food - stock your office with non-perishable and easy-to-store food products such as dehydrated foods and food bars.
  • Water - keep at least a three-day supply of purified water. It is recommended that you stock two quarts of water per day, per employee.
  • Emergency Lighting - flashlights / light sticks
  • Batteries - keep a fresh supply
  • Medical - keep a well-stocked First Aid Kit. Choose kits designed to treat injuries such as heavy bleeding, shock and broken bones.
  • Blankets - lightweight fire and shock retardant emergency blankets.
  • Radios - portable transistor radios with extra batteries and two-way radios.
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medications - persons on medication should keep a 72-hour supply in their desk.
  • Additional Supplies to Consider:
    • Heavy work gloves
    • Hard Hats & Goggles
    • Work shoes
    • Dust masks
    • Water purification tablets
    • Sleeping bags & Cots
    • Eating utensils
    • Instant ice pack
    • Pre-moistened towelettes

There are two designations placed on a Hurricane: a WATCH and a WARNING:

A Hurricane WATCH indicates weather conditions are right for a hurricane. A Hurricane WARNING indicates that at hurricane has been sighted in the immediate area.


  • Whoever is made aware of the threatening weather should notify the office manager, designated Floor Warden and the Property Management Office.
  • Floor Warden or office managers should alert all staff of the watch.
  • Once you have been notified of the watch, please do the following:
    • Immediately close the blinds in your office
    • Once this is accomplished, stay away from the windows
    • Remain at your normal work station
    • Tune in any battery operated radios to a station with weather updates
    • If possible, you should remain in the building until the weather has cleared


  • Move away from the perimeter of the building (windowed areas) toward the center of the building and close the doors behind you.
  • Floor Wardens and other emergency personnel will direct you towards corridors, stairwells and elevator lobbies.
  • Do not exit these designated areas or use elevators.
  • Protect yourself by placing your head close to your knees and covering your neck with your hands.
  • If you cannot reach a corridor or lobby in time, the next safest place is under a desk, table or chair.
  • Remain in the designated area until an announcement has been made by designated emergency personnel or Property Management that it is safe to return to your work station.
  • Once everyone has returned to their workstation, emergency personnel should assist Property Management in accounting for all employees.
  • If anyone has been injured, designated emergency personnel should assist where possible and follow the Medical Emergency Procedures outlined in this Manual.

  • If any portion of your offices or surrounding building areas have been damaged, please notify Property Management immediately.
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